LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE — After Friday night's clash between the Crescenta Valley High and La Cañada football teams was dubbed the Gordy Warnock Memorial Game, the Falcons felt confident they'd extend their winning streak in the annual contest to five games.
Sure enough, Crescenta Valley did just that, defeating the Spartans on the road, 34-14, after narrowly scraping by La Cañada, 38-34, in 2010, just two days after Warnock, CV's former coach, died.
"It is huge [wining these two games for Warnock]," Crescenta Valley Coach Paul Schilling said. "That's really what it's all about."
For the second straight year, the Falcons (2-1) got a win on the shoulders of their running back, Marro Lee. He rushed for 205 yards and three scores in 26 carries Friday, after going for 246 yards and three touchdowns in 25 attempts in 2010.
"We saw him on film doing the same thing," La Cañada Coach Dan Yoder said. "We were worried he was going to do that and he did. We just couldn't stop him"